Submit Your Story

We thank you for your interest in contributing your story. We created Forty Fifty for people who identify as female aged 40-59, but all are welcome to share in this space.

Please submit your story, and we'll be in touch. We attempt to respond to every submission within a month, though response times may vary. Therefore, there is no need to follow up. The parameters are as follows:

  • An essay should be 400-600 words.
  • Essays should include your name, age, and story title.
  • Essays must be entirely true. There are no exceptions to this rule. Do not use pseudonyms (including for yourself), composite characters, or invented situations or scenes.  
  • We will, however, allow published essays to be listed as "Anonymous" if that is preferred.
  • Essays can be previously published. Work that has appeared online — on another news website, a personal blog, Medium, or elsewhere — is considered previously published.
  • Forty Fifty will edit essays in consultation with writers.

If you have any questions, please email, and we will get back to you within one week. 

We are honored you are considering sharing your story with this community and look forward to building this space together. 

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